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due to the discontinuation of the Upland Game Bird and Wild Turkey Heritage
series that generated revenue from the sale of knives, turkey calls, patches and
prints. Ground rentals and royalties from oil and gas leases decreased $1,724,209
or 8.58%.
Expenditures and commitments for the fiscal year July 1, 2012 thru June 30,
2013, as of Oct. 31, 2013, totaled $92,890,631, an increase of $828,309, or 0.90%.
Payments to other state agencies for specialized services decreased $1,099,124
or 38.91%. Purchase of equipment and machinery decreased $2,571,773 or
60.59%. Purchase of motor vehicles rose by $1,306,101 or 73.16% due to 101
vehicles purchased to replace vehicles that had exceeded the useful life or were
too costly to maintain. Telephone and radio communication expenses increased
$613,766 or 66.21% attributable in part to purchases made to equip some of
the newly purchased vehicles with law enforcement equipment (such as radios,
sirens, emergency lights, etc.) and for backup generators and propane tanks
that were purchased for use at the radio towers. Travel and special conference
expenses increased $428,524 or 77.87%, mainly due to travel expenses related
to the 29th graduating class of Wildlife Conservation Officer Cadets, which had
a record class size of 36. Electronic data processing contractual services, rentals
and purchases decreased $781,302 or 16.18%. Legal and specialized services
increased $1,289,613 or 22.3%, largely due to costs related to the upkeep of
state game lands, which are continuing to expand as more opportunities arise
for land acquisitions. Salary, benefits and training costs totaled $59,208,745, an
increase of $2,950,950 or 5.25%.
Act 138 of 2002 amended the Game Code sections relating to mandatory
spending. The Game Code stipulates that a minimum of $4.25 from each resident
and nonresident license and a minimum of $2 from each antlerless deer license
issued for which the full fee has been paid is to be used for habitat improvement,
development, maintenance, protection and restoration conducive to increasing natural propagation of game and wildlife on all lands under the control or
operations of the Commission, including lands enrolled in the Commission's
hunter-access programs and other public lands open to hunting under agreement
with the Commission. The monies collected for the above are deposited into a
separate account.
The number of resident and nonresident licenses sold during the 2012-13 fiscal year, as reported by the Game Commission, totaled 818,648. Antlerless deer
licenses sold during the 2012-13 fiscal year, as reported by the Game Commission,
totaled 874,896. This mandated that a minimum of $5,229,046 be expended for
the above-mentioned purposes. The actual amount expended and committed in
the restricted account during the fiscal year for these purposes was $7,500,000,
an excess of $2,270,954 over the requirement.

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